Sunday, January 17, 2010

The First Statement

Note to self:

I had been reflecting about the first statement, the first declaration that makes a person a Muslim. It is:

No god
but Allah;
Mohammad is Allah's Messenger.

There is a reason why I have broken this statement down in essential phrases. I think it is possible that a person progresses through the various stages of this statement; and as they do, they are still, consciously or unconsciously, believers in this declaration.

The first stage of this statement is: "No god".

It is then followed by: "But: Allah".

Then: "Mohammad is Allah's Messenger."

This is all I wish to say at this moment as I begin to research what the Qur'an has to say on the matter of "god", or "no god".

(Pulled from the archives. Written on 17 January 2010. Published on 29 December 2011.)

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